Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Stop as Yield

What if cyclists could slow as they approached a stop sign or red light and then proceed if all was clear, as they can in Idaho, and as proposed in Oregon?


Friday, July 17, 2009

Counties seek authority to ban bikes.........

Counties seek authority to ban bikes.........

This was just posted to the Bicycle Colorado website. go to http://www.bicyclecolorado.org/ to see how to get involved !

*277 (CSP) Aggressive Driver hotline

*277 (CSP) Aggressive Driver hotline - Dial this number from your cell phone to report aggressive drivers. If you are calling from a non-mobile phone dial 303-239-4501. When dialing Star CSP bicyclists should be prepared to communicate:
Vehicle license plate number - this is mandatory
Location and direction of travel
Vehicle and driver description, if possible
The aggressive driving behavior being demonstrated

According to the State Patrol website, they enter this information into an aggressive driver database and send a warning letter after receiving three complaints. If the State Patrol receives additional complaints they send a trooper to make personal contact with the registered owner of the vehicle to take appropriate enforcement action. Bicyclists may report aggressive driving from any road in Colorado, not just a state highway. If you are not on a state highway the State Patrol will offer to connect you to the local police or sheriff to file a report. Ask the State Patrol to please take your report and enter the license into the aggressive driver database before being transferred.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Here are some links that folks might be interested in:

1. http://bicyclecolo.org/index.cfm Bicycle Colorado's web page

2. http://www.bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8839&Itemid=2976 GO Boulder's web page

3. http://www.bicyclelaw.com/ Bob Mionske's bicycle law page

4. http://www.bikeleague.org/ League of American Bicyclists

Feel free to add more !!

Problem areas - wish list

I thought I'd start a post where we can keep a running list of problem cycling areas around Grand Junction. After everyone brainstorms and adds, we can summarize, prioritize and discuss with the City:

1. Intersection of 1st St, Grand Ave, Hwy. 340, Hwy 6 and 50. In particular, the stretch of Grand just west of the intersection. Very narrow, no bike lanes. I'd like to see 8 feet come off that stretch of grass, and bike lanes installed to connect with the wide shoulder that goes over the railroad bridge, and down to the bike path just past City Shops.

welcome to the GJCyclists blogspot

Now we have a place to use as a central repository for our Grand Junction, Colorado, recreational and commuting cycling information.